Heard of sugru? It is amazing stuff.

They tell us it has many uses, and it is great for fixing…well, just about anything. The sugru philosophy is to fix rather than replace, and apparently it is perfect for fixing laptop cables. So we put it to the test.

Take One Frayed MagSafe

1) The frayed cable in question (a common problem with early generation Apple MagSafe power adapters).

The frayed cable in question (a common problem with early generation Apple MagSafe power adapters).
The frayed cable in question (a common problem with early generation Apple MagSafe power adapters).

2) Eight mini packs of sugru. A pack costs just £11. So that’s £1.37 to fix the cable, compared with £60 for a new cable from the Apple store.

Eight mini packs of sugru. A pack costs just £11. So that’s £1.37 to fix the cable, compared with £60 for a new cable from the Apple store.

3) It pretty much looks like red plasticine! Knead it for 30 seconds or so to warm it up and roll it out.

It pretty much looks like red plasticine! Knead it for 30 seconds or so to warm it up and roll it out.

4) Place it under the cable and press it round, making sure it’s pressed securely round the edges, paying particular attention to where it connects with the power adapter.

Place it under the cable and press it round, making sure it’s pressed securely round the edges, paying particular attention to where it connects with the power adapter.

5) Place it under the cable and press it round, making sure it’s pressed securely round the edges, paying particular attention to where it connects with the power adapter.

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Then let it hang over night to cure and you’re ready to go in the morning.

Then let it hang over night to cure and you’re ready to go in the morning.

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